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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued an order yesterday that approved a $10 million agreement between Paul Manafort's lawyers and special counsel Robert Mueller, which would end his current house arrest, Politico reports.

Manafort has been hoping to relocate to his property in South Florida. He is currently facing several charges, including money laundering and failing to register as a foreign lobbyist; he has no set court date, but Jackson suggested it could be announced at the next hearing in mid January.

The specifics on his bail agreement:

  • Before he leaves Virginia, his wife Kathleen must prove that she has securities in a bank account she alone controls that are worth $5 million, and his daughter Andrea Manafort Shand has to do the same in proving $2 million.
  • At his Florida home, which is 15 miles from Mar-a-Lago, Manafort will have a curfew from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., and will be electronically monitored through GPS.
  • Domestic travel other than Florida and Washington will require court approval with a one-week notice, and he won't be able to leave the country. Kathleen Manafort also must give up her passports.

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